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You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur. It is one of the largest temples of South India and is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. The temple has a massive tower and its walls bear inscriptions, frescoes and sculptures relating to Lord Shiva.
Next drive to the town of Gangaikonda Cholapuram that is situated at a distance of around 45 miles from Thanjavur. This was the capital of the Chola dynasty for over 250 years. The temple here is also dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known for its famous bronze sculptures.
Then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (beverage excluded). After lunch drive to the town of Darasuram which is an hour’s drive from Gangaikonda Cholapuram. It is home to the well preserved Airavatesvara Temple. This stone temple is shaped like a chariot and contains sculptures of Gods from the Vedas and the Puranas.
At the end of the tour you will be driven back to Thanjavur and dropped-off at your hotel.
Your hotel in the city of Thanjavur.
Same as departure location.
Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Local English speaking guide
Lunch at local restaurant (beverage excluded)
02 bottles of mineral water per person
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Not wheelchair accessible
Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
There is a dress code for entering temples. Sleeveless tops and shorts are not permitted. Footwear must be removed outside the temple.
Temple opening hours are from 06:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.